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. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: most of jennifer livingston's viewers already know that. for a dozen years she's anchored the morning news at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. but today she chose to talk about herself. responding to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight. >> i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see? >> reporter: in the e-mail, she sees more than just an unhappy viewer. the mother of three daughters sees a bully. >> what really angers me about this, there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical
you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see? >> jennifer livingston has been anchoring the morning news in lacrosse for more than a dozen years now. she sees more than a unhappy viewer, who told her she was not a suitable example for people. livingston sees a bully in the e-mail writer. she told them that parents who complain about the fat lady on the news, are encouraging their own kids to go to school or online and call people names. the clip of her calling out the e-mail person is sparking bullying conversations all across local schools. you can hear from livingston tomorrow on "today," beginning at 7:00. >>> the life of the rich and famous? how about the rich and young. tonight, we meet internet entrepreneurs making it big in the silicon valley and enjoying the spoils that come with their high-tech success. >> how do they do it? >> reporter: even tickets to your favorite sports team. raking in millions in your 20s. this is the life of three guys who went from high school friends and menlo school in atherton, to the bleacher report. it's
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
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